Studies show that the uterus, like other muscles, gets tired and produces lactate. The uterine lactate concentration is reflected in the lactate concentration in the amniotic fluid. The new parameter is defined AFL® (Amniotic Fluid Lactate).
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AFL® Clinical application
Improve treatment of dystocia
Prolonged labor is a risk factor for the delivering mother through the increased risk of operative delivery and postpartum haemorrhage. Standard management of dystocia is oxytocin infusion that is ineffective in many situations. AFL monitoring is a good tool to improve outcome at arrested labour.